Hello my dear ones,
Well I’m slowly lading home after what I can only describe as a deep immersion of womens wisdom, healing stories, earth connection, sacred songs, wonderful food and of course, time with friends- new and old. I totally unplugged from social media and allowed myself to be completely present with the experience of Dance Camp Wales!! Now I do need to add a disclaimer that everyone has a unique experience of DCW…I made a conscious decision to focus on my work as the Moon Lodge Story Keeper and immersed myself in that- others will venture into the Moon Loge only for an hour all camp- joining in the wider camp activities of yoga, dancing, singing, XR workshops, creativity workshops….and so much more!!
But for me, I was to be found there daily, holding the evening sharing circle, offering a Moon-Pause sharing, hostessing the wonderful Sarah Mooney as she shared “unknown to us” stories from Clarissa Pinkoles Estes (she had been on a training with the amazing Dr E!) , my team facilitated mother and girls circles, first period sharing, relaxing drawing sessions, drum healing, and singing, oh lots of singing! The yurt was visited frequently by girls and women, for relaxing, herbal brews and reading from our library (Womanhood, 100 Vulvas was very popular- so popular some boys “broke in” to see it! I suggested the Sun Lodge needed a copy!) Our 10 days ended with a beautiful honouring ceremony with the Sun Lodge men and I came home almost with my heart outside of my body- except my youngest came down with a bug so I came home with lots of vomit soaked washing instead!!
Our Beautiful Dance Camp Moon Lodge…
While Moon Times has “officially” been closed, there were still some orders- most notably my Why Does Mummy Bleed? book- a beautiful book to share with your children , perhaps while you have summer holiday time to open the conversation?
I have almost sold out of Earth Pathways Diaries and Calendars– but don’t worry, more should be arriving tomorrow!!
New on the blog, How To Ease Flooding….Flooding is one of the biggest issues women are coming to me with – from young women just starting their periods, through to women who have just ‘put up with it’ for years, to women in perimenopause who have just begun to experience it. The medical term for excessive bleeding is menorrhagia. So I want to remind you all, that any sign of imbalance- whether flooding, pain, hormonal migraines, backache, cramps ….are all signs something is not right. Read more here
Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.
My latest On Line Teaching- Love Your Period-Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods.
Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it! Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.
Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.
First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol– with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!
Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.
Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki, womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.
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